Success for inaugural Process Arts Festival at Margate Caves

Process Arts Festival at Margate Caves

The inaugural Process Arts Festival held at Margate Caves this month attracted more than 150 people across two vibrant days of creativity and exploration.

Families from across the Isle, as well as visitors, joined the festivities, immersing themselves in a diverse array of artistic sessions.

The festival’s four distinct sessions provided something for everyone:

Colour and Emotion: Inspired by the beloved children’s book “The Colour Monster,” participants delved into the world of emotions through vibrant hues, sparking conversations and creativity.

Playing with Senses: Engaging all five senses, this session transformed the exploration of art into a multisensory adventure, with paint exploration taking centre stage. Scent boxes, calming music and food also featured in this session.

Still Life: Utilizing an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, attendees indulged in a feast for the eyes and the imagination, transforming nature’s bounty into stunning prints, drawings, and crafts.

Life Drawing with a Twist: The highlight of the festival, participants had the unique opportunity to sketch a ‘real-life mermaid’, combining fantasy with artistic skill in an unforgettable experience. The children even got to tattoo the mermaid, which resulted in even more colourful detail to sketch!

The weekend was made possible following a successful fundraising quiz at Gingers in Westgate, coupled with sponsorship from Mother Goose Nursery, Ramsgate and Boys and Maughan Solicitors.

Tilly Agnew, Thanet resident and Chartered Legal Executive, spearheaded the festival with a vision to provide a free arts experience for families.

The festival not only yielded a wealth of individual and collaborative artwork but also fostered a sense of community spirit and appreciation for the arts.

The Process Festival will return on October 26-27 with even more free and fun family crafts.

For more information and updates on future events, visit or follow on Instagram @processartsfest